Gardening tip for the summer: how to grow succulents
Succulents are a group of plants that store water and moisture, allowing them to survive in arid regions and during long dry periods. Cacti, for example, are just one of the many diverse types of succulents.
Succulents can be used in the garden to enrich plant diversity. It is possible to grow a wide range of succulents easily and very successfully together in plots and nice containers, and create an interesting miniature garden integrated with stones. A hanging basket or window box can also be created with a few succulents together.
It is easy to gather a wide range of succulents due to their ability to root easily from any part of the plant – leaf, stem or part of a branch: take the succulent, cut a piece from the side with a sharp knife and put the cut piece into a tray with moist potting mix (garden soil for succulents or potting mix that has been slightly wetted with water).
Add a little water every day or two to maintain constant moisture of the substrate. After one to two months the roots develop, and the little plants can be transferred to pots or to a garden bed.
Succulents prefer well-lit locations, but many will manage with half a day of direct sunlight and limited irrigation once a week.